House Listed on NY Paper’s Gun Man is Robbed – Thieves Tried to Go For the Guns
A couple of weeks ago we reported the story about the NY newspaper who created an interactive map of all pistol permit holders in some counties in New York. The information is available as a matter of public record in NY, but it has never been as easily accessed as it currently is on the map.
Former burglars have warned that the map is a virtual shopping list for potential thieves. They could choose homes without guns for easy targets or carefully select homes with guns in order to steal firearms.
Well it’s already happened that one of the homes that is listed on the map as having guns has been the target of a robbery, and it appears the thieves went straight for the gun safe.
From Newyork.newsday.com, “At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source said.”
A bill is scheduled to be introduced today in the NY State Senate that would protect the identity of gun permit holders.
In NY you need a permit to simply purchase a gun.